The Armor of God is a great passage of Scripture to teach to children. It is visual and has immediate, real world applications for them. The 9 lesson unit covers Ephesians 6:10-20. It is entitled “How to Win Against Sin” because our real battle is against sin, and with Jesus, we can win.
These lessons are very user-friendly. Even a first-time Sunday school teacher can confidently teach with this! I have included teacher preparation, including Scripture to read for your own benefit and growth. Within the teaching part of the lesson, I have italicized what you can simply read to the children. I would suggest however reading through it and presenting the information in your own way.
The Lessons: We are adding new each week, many not be complete until Feb 2013.
- Our Enemy, Our Hero
- The Belt of Truth (worksheets)
- The Breastplate of Righteousness
- The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
- The Shield of Faith
- The Helmet of Salvation
- The Sword of the Spirit
- Battle Plan: Prayer
- Declare it Boldly!
Outline: Every lesson follows the same basic outline. It includes Scripture references, Teacher Preparation, Theme, Memory Verse, a game, the lesson itself, a poster piece, a craft and activity page.
Each activity comes with two choices: one for older children and one for non-readers.
More Suggestions & Resources
- Print our free Armor of God coloring pages
- Craft & decoration examples from a church that used this curriculum
- More army themed VBS ideas
- How another church taught about the Armor of God
- Watch the Armor of God song by Go Fish
The Poster is an important part of each lesson. It allows for easy review and helps the kids to get excited for the next lesson. I have included a few basic pieces for the poster. They will fit nicely on a regular sized piece of poster board. For the children and the pieces of armor, use the wonderful coloring pages found on this website. Be as elaborate as you like for the background of the poster. Feel free to add a castle and green forest, or just use markers to outline a few trees, the sun and grass. (download)
Most of the crafts use 18 inch by 12 inch construction paper and basic school supplies. You will also need feathers and poster board for a couple of lessons.
Be sure to stay in prayer and follow the teacher preparation. As the Lord teaches you, you will become better equipped to teach the children. Most of all, just love on the kids and Jesus would, and have a great time together!